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Detroit Daily Round-Up: President Biden set to visit Detroit next week, Danny Fenster sentenced and more

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Friday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Today is Friday, November 12, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

President Biden set to visit GM's EV Factory ZERO plant next week in Detroit

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Next Wednesday, President Joe Biden will visit Detroit for the opening of General Motors' Factory ZERO plant.

According to a press release from the White House regarding President Biden's visit:

He will discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal delivers for the American people by accelerating the expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and supply chains, reducing emissions to fight the climate crisis, improving air quality, and creating good-paying union jobs across the country.

Metro Detroit journalist Danny Fenster sentenced to 11 years in prison by Mynamar court

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According to the attorney for detained U.S. journalist and Huntington Woods native Danny Fenster, a court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced him to 11 years in prison after finding him guilty on several charges including incitement for allegedly spreading false or inflammatory information.

Fenster, who is the managing editor of the online magazine Frontier Myanmar, was also found guilty of contacting illegal organizations and violating visa regulations.

Michigan continues to face health care staffing shortages statewide

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Michigan's health care services continue to deal with staffing shortages, and these issues have played a strong role in COVID-19's drastic impact on Michiganders.

According to the American Nurses Association, over 500,000 registered nurses across the county are expected to retire by 2022.

Construction begins on multiplex theatre in Detroit

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Rapper and Detroit-native Big Sean has revealed that construction has begun on an Emagine Entertainment theatre in Detroit's Midtown.

Currently, an official completion or opening date has not been revealed as of yet.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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